Detroit Tigers: Top 10 sluggers in franchise history
The Detroit Tigers have had plenty of sluggers throughout the years. From Cecil Fielder to Miguel Cabrera. But, where do they stack up in Tigers lore?
The Detroit Tigers have seen plenty of homers go over the walls of Comerica Park. Before that plenty of baseballs were going over the wall at Tiger Stadium. Cumulatively, the top ten sluggers in Tigers history have hit over 2,500 home runs.
There are plenty of noteworthy Tigers not on this list. Prince Fielder, for example. With the Tigers, he posted just 55 home runs. But his career home run total is 319. That number would put him fourth on our list. However, we are focusing on those who racked up the most homers as a Tiger.
Ty Cobb, unfortunately, don’t make this list. While he’s the greatest Tiger, he didn’t hit enough home runs to make the list. It’s hard to argue that he isn’t one of the greatest players offensively in the history of the franchise.
There are some familiar names on this list, and even a couple surprises. Currently, only one modern player is on the list (probably not a surprise who it is).
This list portrays many of the great sluggers who have worn the Olde English D. Recent years have given Tigers fan J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton. But they’re just the tip of the iceberg of great hitters throughout the years.
If you think someone else should be on this list, let us know in the comments.
First up, Tiger great Bill Freehan takes the number ten spot.
*Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.